Country Fiji
Year 2013
Type of Measure Violence against women > Constitutional provision
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Section 11 of the Constitution adopted in 2013 includes the following provisions: (1) Every person has the right to freedom from torture of any kind, whether physical, mental or emotional, and from cruel, inhumane, degrading or disproportionately severe treatment or punishment
(2) Every person has the right to security of the person, which includes the right to be free from any form of violence from any source, at home, school, work or in any other place.
(3) Every person has the right to freedom from scientific or medical treatment or procedures without an order of the court or without his or her informed consent, or if he or she is incapable of giving informed consent, without the informed consent of a lawful guardian.

Source of Information

Constitution of the Republic of Fiji 2013, UN Women Constitutional Database


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